Category Archives: Social Media

Police consider pressing criminal charges for middle schooler’s ‘sexting’

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An affluent suburb located just northwest of Chicago is considering pressing criminal charges against some middle school students after they were caught forwarding a sexually explicit image of a female student during school hours, according to a CLTV report on Tuesday. Sources say that an eighth grade female student sent a sexually provocative image and […]

Security shuts down Oregon girl’s fundraising project, told she can beg

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An 11-year-old Oregon girl, who attempted to raise some cash to help her parents pay for her braces, was told by security at an artists market on Saturday, that she needed to get a permit to sell her homemade items on the street or beg for the money. Madison Root’s father, Ashton Root, told Oregon […]

Facebook rolls out big Timeline changes

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Some Facebook users in New Zealand and parts of Europe have a warning for their Facebook friends across the pond —  this week Facebook rolled out another major design change to user’s walls. Facebook users may be pleasantly surprised with the changes however, with those currently using the latest redesign reporting some added flexibility and […]

Children take to Facebook in viral plea for a pet cat

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Two young Newton, Massachusetts, children took to their mother’s Facebook page to make a case to their dad for a pet cat. Apparently the children’s father, Dan Urbano, told his kids if they could get 1,000 Facebook ‘likes’ on a message or photo about their request for Urbano to get them a cat, he would get […]

LinkedIn passwords leaked on internet

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LinkedIn, one of the largest social business networks has confirmed that a hacker has stolen approximately 6.5 million passwords and posted them on the Internet. A blog post by LinkedIn Director Vicente Silveira apologizes for the leak and states that they are continuing to investigate. LinkedIn says that they have locked the accounts of the […]

Teen's Facebook photo leads to robbery

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Check your privacy settings! An Australian teenager learned a hard lesson about privacy when her parent’s house was robbed just hours after she posted a photo of a large amount of money belonging to her 72-year-old grandmother. The 17-year-old was helping her grandmother count her savings in Sydney when she posted a photo of the […]

What the value of Facebook tells us about America

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Facebook launched IPO yesterdayIn places like Davos, Switzerland, where the power brokers of the world meet each year at the World Economic Forum, recent conversation has been about the economic decline of America. But, according to Daniel Gross, the launch of Facebook on the New York Stock Exchange yesterday (May 18) is testimony to the […]

Mom uses Facebook to shame daughter

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An Ohio mom has found a unique way to punish her daughter for talking back — by publicly shaming her on Facebook. Denise Abbott reportedly became fed up with her daughter Ava, 13, being disrespectful to her. So she decided to create a profile picture of Ava and posted it to the popular social networking […]

Twitter users spread wrong George Zimmerman address

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Couple fears death threatsA Florida couple is worried about threats after Twitter users mistakenly labeled their address as belonging to the shooter of Trayvon Martin. George Zimmerman, of Sanford, Fla., shot and killed Martin, 17, last month and was released by police after Zimmerman claimed Martin had attacked him and he shot in self-defense. The […]

Olive Garden review launches a thousand breadsticks

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85-year-old Marilyn Hagerty writes review that goes viralMarilyn Hagerty has been writing restaurant reviews for over 40 years. When she sat down to write her recent review of the Olive Garden for North Dakota’s  Grand Forks Herald, she had no reason to think that there would be anything different about her column. Except, for some […]

New "couples only" social network idea gaining popularity

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For those who feel that sending messages of love (or lust) to their partners on Facebook is a bit too exhibitionist for them, the new Between “global couple platform” may be just what the love doctor ordered. The site allows more online intimacy between two (and only two) people, allowing you to send private messages […]

Obama comes out against current SOPA and PIPA legislation, but stops short of killing it

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Google, Wikipedia and Facebook may be too big for Obama to ignore, but may cost him votesAlthough Congress will still  go forward in starting their preliminary bid to pass SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) tomorrow, President Obama has come out in recent days and said he will not support the […]

Teen Mom Leah Messer pregnant again

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Messer reported to be pregnant for second time, with quite a surprise for her fans.  From the onset of the second season of 16 and Pregnant, most of the controversial show’s loyal watchers knew that Leah Messer’s story would continue to be played out if a second season of Teen Mom were created. And it […]

18-year-old arrested after bragging about burglary on Facebook

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PROTIP: If you don’t want to be busted for burglary, don’t post about it on Facebook. That’s a bit of advice Isaiah Cutler, 18, of Pittsburgh learned a bit too late after police arrested him for the burglary of a convenience store with three other teens after Cutler posted a photo on his Facebook wall […]

Facebook suicide prevention: Users can report suicidal posts

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The social media giant uses social reporting to address suicideFacebook has rolled out a system for reporting suicidal posts on its social networking site, on Tuesday. Once the message is reported, Facebook will send an automated message to the author of the post, with a link to chat with a suicide prevention counselor and the number of […]

Charlie Sheen's Twitter: Number meant for Bieber goes public

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2011 is trending as the year of the Twitter gaffe“310-954-7277 Call me bro. C.” While eating at a restaraunt in Las Vegas, Charlie Sheen used his Twitter account to give his cell phone number to pop star Justin Bieber. But Sheen inadvertently sent the tweet to the bulk of his 5.5 million followers. What followed was a maelstrom of […]

Paula told Nicole to vote popular kid act off X-Factor

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Recording proves that Paula advised Nicole to send Rachel Crowe home.When Rachel Crowe was voted off The X-Factor last week, very few were more shocked than Nicole Scherzinger, even though she was the one who voted her off. Scherzinger was the last of the three judges to cast her vote, with Simon and Paula voting […]

'Angry Birds' to become real life playground

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The popular game “Angry Birds” is escaping the mobile phone world and making its way to playgrounds in Finland. Finnish company Rovio, the maker of the game, has teamed up with playground equipment manufacturer Lappset to produce an Angry Birds line including towers, slides, climbing walls swings and more. There’s even a slingshot, though presumably […]

Khloe Kardashian-Odom to try In-Vitro

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After two years of trying to conceive naturally, reports say the Odoms are turning to science for a babyThe entire Kardashian family has had an interesting year, from Kim’s 72-day marriage to Kourtney’s announcement at the beginning of December that she was expecting a little brother or sister for little Mason, but younger sister Khloe […]

Ramie Grimmer Facebook: May die 2day

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Texas food stamp standoff ends with mother shooting kids, selfBreaking News: Both Grimmer children have died from their injuries, neighbors blame social services. A mother in Texas shot her two children, then turned the gun on herself after a seven hour standoff at a Health and Human Services office in Laredo. The children, 10 year-old Timothy and […]

Craigslist teen may have been threatened to silence

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The 16 year old charged in the Craigslist Killings may have been a victim of Rich Beasley as wellThe halls of Stow-Munroe Falls High School are no doubt abuzz with the news that classmate Brogan Rafferty is being accused of attempted murder, and the teen’s friends are speaking out. Brogan Rafferty, 16 has been charged with […]

Sesame Street hacked with porn

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Over the weekend, a hacker filled the official YouTube channel for  “Sesame Street” with pornographic videos. Security Blog Sophos reports that the YouTube channel for the popular children’s show was compromised on Sunday and that the explicit content was removed within about 20 minutes. Unfortunately, not just the pornographic material was removed from YouTube at […]

Reddit takes down pervy 'jailbait' category

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Subreddit treatened ‘structural integrity’ of siteFans of skeevy pictures of underage girls were likely upset this week when they found out social news website Reddit decided to pull its “r/jailbait” category subreddit. The section of the site featured thousands of images of purportedly teenage girls, who were clothed (but often barely), skirting the line of […]

Florida man arrested for hacking celebrity email

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A Florida man was charged with hacking into dozens of celebrity emails. Documents released Wednesday say that his targets included Christina Aguilera, Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis, among others. An indictment handed up Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles indicated that Christopher Chaney hacked into more than 50 Google, Apple and Yahoo email accounts beginning late last […]

'Is my son gay' app causing uproar

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A new app for Android smartphones claims to answer the question “Is my son gay?” in 20 questions or less, and some people aren’t happy about it. The app page on the Android Market reads, “After this test you’ll have the proven answer to a question you might have since maybe a long time.” Melody Brooke, […]